Stories By 'Pranaya SJB Rana'
For any reader of this country’s English language newspapers, Shradha Ghale is a familiar name. Her non-fiction reporting has appeared in a great many periodicals and newspapers, including this one.
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Gaurab Thakali’s artwork is alive. The vibrant colours pulsate, as if breathing, and his fluid strokes undulate, as if constantly moving. Each piece of art has a distinctive palate, full of lush blues, vivid purples, deep greens and flamboyant yellows—
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In 2012, Ujjwala Maharjan was working as a features writer for The Week, a weekend supplement of the Republica newspaper, when she was assigned to interview Keshav Sthapit, the former Kathmandu mayor who had built a strong reputation for getting things done, barging into alleys and streets with bulldozers.
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The first room is that of unbridled expression, free of form and free even of thought. Empty walls, white and unblemished, invite all to draw, scribble, graffiti. This is the room where we are all children, a time when thought doesn’t interfere in expression. Infants, children in time, unthinking, unblinking, with our entire lives ahead of us, nothing but a blank canvas.
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As incidents of sexual harassment and misconduct against men in positions of power continue to proliferate across neighbouring India, women in Nepal have also started speaking out about their experiences over social media.The #MeToo movement, which began last year in the United States with reports of rape and gross sexual misconduct against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, arrived in India with rekindling of actor Tanushree Dutta’s allegations of sexual harassment against Nana Patekar and journalist Rituparna Chatterjee’s article collating reports from women in the Indian media regarding harassment and misconduct.
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Prashant Jha, the Nepali journalist who started his journalism career in Nepal and had risen through the ranks to become the Delhi Chief of Bureau and Political Editor at the Hindustan Times, has stepped down following allegations of sexual misconduct by a former employee.
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